Characters Discussed

Calisto

Calisto (kah-LEES-toh), a nobleman who sees and falls in love with Melibea. He hires Celestina to arrange a meeting. He is killed by falling from a ladder while leaving Melibea’s garden.

Melibea

Melibea (may-lee-BAY-ah), a beautiful girl who lets herself be talked into a rendezvous with Calisto and who commits suicide after his death by leaping from her roof.

Celestina

Celestina (thay-lehs-TEE-nah), an elderly go-between and seller of love charms whose greediness brings about her death.

Lucrecia

Lucrecia (lew-KRAY-thyah), Melibea’s maid. She warns Melibea’s mother against the evil Celestina, but to no avail.

Pármeno

Pármeno (PAHR-may-noh) and

Sempronio

Sempronio (saym-PROH-nyoh), servants of Calisto who promote Celestina’s arrangement with their master and murder her when she refuses them a reward. Apprehended by the police, they are beheaded on the spot for their crime.

Sosia

Sosia (SOH-syah), another servant of Calisto who helps to plot his master’s death.

Areusa

Areusa (ah-RAY-ew-sah) and

Elicia

Elicia (ay-LEE-thyah), prostitutes in Celestina’s house. Areusa loves Pármeno; Elicia loves Sempronio. The girls hire Centurio to avenge the servants’ deaths.

Pleberio

Pleberio (play-BAY-ryoh), the father of Melibea.

Alisa

Alisa (ah-LEE-sah), the mother of Melibea.

Centurio

Centurio (thayn-TEW-ryoh), a scoundrel soldier hired to kill Calisto.